Social Innovation for the Sustainability


Opportunities and challenges for sustainable finance in the european banking industry

Pablo Esteban-Sánchez, Raquel Arguedas Sanz, Cristina Ruza Paz-Curbera

Over the last decade, the European Union and the European Banking Supervisory Authorities have carried out relevant initiatives to develop sustainable finance aimed at facilitating the transition towards a more sustainable and climate-neutral economy aligned with the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement.

Financial models for the sustainable development of public administration

Mario La Torre, Jenny D. Salazar Zapata, Lorenzo Semplici

Public Administrations are increasingly called upon to become protagonists of the transition to sustainable development. In this perspective, it is necessary to think of financial models capable of catalyzing public and private resources, intentionally orienting them towards the implementation of policies and projects functional to the transition. 

Matchfunding: financing the Sustainable Development Goals from the local scale- A case study of short food supply chains in the Community of Madrid

Mario González-Azcárate, José Luis Cruz-Maceín, Adrian García-Rodríguez

Civic crowdfunding can be considered as a sustainable finance modality that takes into consideration not only the economic evaluation of projects, but also their social and environmental impacts. This article aims to analyze civic crowdfunding and matchfunding as tools to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the local and regional levels. 

Evolution of Sustainable Finance in Latin America and The Caribbean

Carolina Yazmín López García

The Latin American and Caribbean region has been experiencing major advances in Sustainable Finance. In this sense, the main advances in each country will be analyzed, as well as their main regulations, where UNEP FI has provided its support over the years.